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by Möbius sheepshank
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1494: “Insurance”
Replies: 81
Views: 17100

Re: 1494: “Insurance”

Yeah, with domestic flights in the U.S., anyone could walk in off the street and hang around at baggage claim and take a reasonable, totally-not-suspicious number of bags. The catch might be that the real owner of the bag is probably standing around somewhere nearby. A good luggage thief needs to be...
by Möbius sheepshank
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 60742

Re: 1196: "Subways"

Surely it's missing lots of places other than Seattle and Guadalajara; there's no way there could be anywhere near that few subways in such a huge, generally wealthy continent. Well, let's see... Missing other such symbols of wealth as: Buffalo Pittsburgh Newark Edmonton We begin to strain the defi...
by Möbius sheepshank
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1196: "Subways"
Replies: 147
Views: 60742

Re: 1196: "Subways"

Missing Guadalajara.

There's an underground part and everything.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalajara_light_rail_system
by Möbius sheepshank
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0798: "Adjectives"
Replies: 97
Views: 25921

Re: "Adjectives" Discussion (#798)

So no one has ever pointed out that the music of Iannis Xenakis is stochastic as shit? It's so fucking stochastic he probably could've used this comic as the basis for a choral piece.
by Möbius sheepshank
Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The first shall be last
Replies: 7
Views: 2456

Re: The first shall be last

Spoiler:
We can also extend this to a general formula for numbers that satisfy part 2:

x = m * [(1018n - 1) / 19]
m & n are positive integers. 1 < m < 10
by Möbius sheepshank
Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Dominoes
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: Dominoes

To clarify, I'm wondering how many of the possible 1 x 56 arrangements actually meet the stated criteria, as far as having only matching values touching. With 28 dominoes, they can go in 28! different orders, and 21 of these dominoes have two different possible orientations each, giving us 2 21...
by Möbius sheepshank
Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Dominoes
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: Dominoes

You can do it with zero wasted space by putting them all in a straight line. In other words, if we have a standard set of 28 dominoes, we can just lay them out on a 1 x 56 grid. There seem to be lots of ways to do this, so a good question might be: How many ways? Since this clearly minimizes the ar...

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